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Jar

Object Number:31769
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Pachacamac
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Human Figure
Headband
Ear Disc
Necklace
Height: 26 cm
Thickness: 0.6 cm
Outside Diameter:16.5 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3293 - Field No SF
311769? - Other Number

Description

Pointed bottom, fusiform body, flaring neck widely collared, two vertical loop handles at equator. Black with face on collar with incised headband with plaited pendants, projecting ear disks with fabric pendants in relief on body, incised necklace, eyes of the face are applied and one is missing

Face-neck narrow-necked jar/bottle (aríbalo, aryballos) with an ovate body, effigy-anthropomorphic neck, rounded rim, 2 strap handles on the body, and a conical (aribaloid) base. There is a molded and modeled head with applique eyes, nose, mouth, ear spools, and earrings. Incised detail on bands around the head and neck. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. The catalogue number is written in black ink. Black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "3293."

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